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Old 03-20-2017, 08:07 PM
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hello all

looking for some advice as i gather everything to apply for a PMV

is my partners past likely to cause him a problem for being my sponsor ? i know that he hasn't served more than 12 months jail time and while he is currently on a bond, parole is ready to sign him off...obviously i can't go into specifics but its a real worry that a case officer will look at his record, which he has never hidden from me, and decide that he cannot sponsor me...

would it also be possible to apply for an evisa (3 month visa) and go over and get married then apply for the PMV or married visa with a bridging visa (onshore) as he as a court case coming up for our fur babies (hounds) in may and i feel so helpless being so far away (hounds got out of a tiny hole in the fence and killed some lambs...)

would they grant me a evisa and then (hopefully) a bridging visa and PMV / married visa applied for onshore ? i'm currently getting all of my documents together to apply for the PMV so its not a case of not applying or breaching any visa restrictions (which i have never done) and i cannot get a year visa as i have just had one (jan 2016 - nov 2016)

any help or advice greatly appreciated

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Old 03-20-2017, 08:38 PM
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At the very least you have to be offshore and not married to apply for a PMV (perspective marriage visa, sc 300) so entering Australia on a evisitor visa and getting married and then applying for a PMV is not an option.

In regards to the legal stuff, it might be better the wait and see how the case shakes out in May? Getting in touch with a registered migration agent would probably be worth it.

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:05 AM
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PMV stands for Prospective Marriage Visa (not partner migration visa) and applies for people who are not yet married but are engaged to be.

Also, being married by itself is not enough to be granted a partner visa, regardless if it's applied onshore (820/801) or offshore (309/100). Those visas do apply to both married couples and de facto couples so you do not have to be married to apply.

Your best bet is to contact one of the registered migration agents that frequently post on this forum. Their fees appear to be reasonable considering you could lose $7k+ for a weak application. They will go over what relationship evidence you have and your partner's history and give you the best option to take.

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PMV 300 applied from USA: 17 Dec 2015
Medicals submitted: 13 Jan 2016
Police checks submitted: 01 Feb 2016
Asked to leave Oz for grant: 04 Apr 2016
300 granted: 09 May 2016
820/801 applied: 08 Sep 2016
820 granted: 28 Sep 2016

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Old 03-21-2017, 08:55 AM
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I (the sponsor) have a similar circumstance.. me and my partner applied for PMV and lodged at beginning of December 2016. I too have a criminal record, my conviction was almost 6 years ago though and another court hearing that came up on the AFP check was from almost 10 years ago.. I had no idea that the AFP check shows all offences and not only just convictions...
We don't have a migration agent for our application but we did pay for an online 1 hour consultation with Mark Northam (who is a registered migration agent that frequents this forum) and it was very much well spent money in helping us. It gave us a lot of courage and we both breathed a sigh of relief after hearing how helpful he was to us.. i strongly suggest you do the same, as he can hear all of your circumstances and piece it all together within the hour and give you some strong advice on how to go about your application.
Back to the Criminal record check... as much as I have read from the department it states that significant offences such as domestic violence, violence against children etc will have a big negative impact on the app. sentences with 12 months imprisonment or more will be rejected and length of time between the offences and now play a big part.. so it depends what the offences are really...
we gathered many 888 forms in support of us and also i wrote up a statement of events to put with my criminal record checks and also a character reference from a family friend who is a JP in support of who I am..
All you can do is give it your best..
I will keep you posted with how the progress of our application is going if you would like..
Just don't lie about anything, be completely honest and hopefully for our cases LOVE will be the winner.!

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Old 03-21-2017, 07:41 PM
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thank you for all your advice

i know the PMV is off shore just get them a bit confused as which would be the one applied for if i was onshore

please do keep me informed tuckerbag would be nice to hear how you get on - good luck

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